Homecoming season is in the air! It is time for exciting football games, the chance to dance with that special someone, and to feel a bit of school pride. Those preparing to attend their local homecoming will have some preparations to complete! Once they determine who their date will be, there is shopping for formal wear, determining transportation, ironing out dinner, and of course, buying flowers.
Flowers are a traditional part of homecoming as a means of dressing up and celebrating school pride. Traditionally, girls are given wrist corsages, which are coordinated to their dress, and boys have boutonnieres that match their date’s gown and flowers. These flowers can also serve as excellent mementos from the big day when people dry them. Finding the perfect flower, however, can sometimes be a bit of a challenge.
It is important to coordinate the colors of the flowers so that the dates themselves and their adornments all look as though they belong together. This typically can be accomplished by having the colors matched with the color of the girl’s dress. Since homecomings tend to be in warm weather, many flower options will be light in color, such as whites and pinks. White can be an especially helpful color because even if the color of the girl’s dress is unknown, it will look fantastic for both girls and boys.
Most corsages will also come adorned with ribbons. Some people enjoy matching this ribbon to a school color that reflects their school pride, but that is not required. The prevalence of such an embellishment is typically determined by the local the school’s traditions.
Many couples will buy flowers for each other based on personal preferences or the local school traditions. Many schools have histories of giving mums or other particular flowers for homecoming. If the flower preference of the recipient is a complete mystery, there are some flowers that tend to be very popular.
Roses come in a wide range of colors and the classic beauty of the blossom will please just about anyone. Those who have no idea about what flower to get could consider getting a white rose for an elegant look that will always look spectacular.
Orchids are another flower that has grown immensely in popularity in recent years. The soft elegance of this flower mean that it is easily matched to the themes and colors for the evening. There are also a number of different colors for orchids, so this sleek, classy look can be paired with many different dresses.
Carnations are a classic choice for a corsage. Their soft pinks and whites look elegant and formal, making them a great pick.
Homecoming is a time to celebrate and enjoy connecting with others who have attended the school. Have fun and look prepared with these beautiful flower selections.